How symbolic that legislators all skip DC early for the weekend as the sequestration mechanism kicks in.
A new low point for the worst generation of political leadership that America has seen in well over a century.
And yet, it's the leadership we deserve. The larger public's unwillingness to deal with fiscal issues is the underlying core of stalemate. A close-but-evenly divided electorate gets us a do-nothing Congress.
The upside for me? The soured gov and biz climate in US makes US companies that much more eager for brokered business opportunities abroad. Takes a bit of the usual arrogance off the top.